Gaining support from minority voters is ‘going to be on me’: Sen. Amy Klobuchar | ABC News Gaining support from minority voters is ‘going to be on me’: Sen. Amy Klobuchar | ABC NewsJoining me now from Las Vegas’s Minnesota, senator Amy Klobuchar good morning Senator morning, Martha it’s great to be on New Hampshire, you’re heading into the Nevada caucus with an endorsement from the wasp. This week we shared with former Vice President Joe Biden with the most recent Fox News poll. Had you at less than 2 % of the vote in both Nevada and South Carolina. Your New Hampshire finish may help you but you’re. Just now doing, ad buys getting in structure in place of how do you pull this off? Well, actually, the Las Vegas Review-Journal that came out after New Hampshire yesterday had me at 10 points and that’s even a day before our ads even started.
So we’re pretty excited about bad. I think that came out of all the work we’ve done in New Hampshire. We’Ve had huge crowds, including / 1,000 people in Reno, and I think the newspaper endorsement of the sun is also very helpful. So we see ourselves Coppertop. I never thought I was going to be able to compete with some of my opponents bank accounts, but what I don’t have in that I have made up in hard hard work. We’Ve got teams now in every Super Tuesday states and since the New Hampshire debate and just nearly over a week, Rays, 12 million dollars online, most of it just from regular people that have been giving money online.
I knew people who have discovered me for the first time and what I’m focused on, which is bringing people with me. Instead of shutting them out. I was just bringing back decency to the White House and, most importantly, having a president that can actually put herself in the shoes of other people in this country giving background compared to Donald Trump. So it’s a very exciting time for a campaign. The people counted us out, you know when I announcing the blizzard. They didn’t even think we’re going to finish that speech much less get through this summer in the debate, and we are clearly surging but senator in modern history.
No major party nominee placed below 2nd in Iowa and New Hampshire. So what are you doing that all those failed candidates in modern history did not do? I think this is such a different fairyseason Martha. There were so many candidates of Merit, something like twenty-five people and still so many candidates that made it hard for a lot of people to be able to have the numbers, and so what I’ve done is boldly. But surely in a steady fashion, which is what I think you want in a president and in a Frugal fashion have gotten to where I am.
Obviously the next month is critical for us, but I think I’m just approaching this in a different way and we really shocked dependence in New Hampshire and it was all hard work, the endorsements of the papers, the endorsement of the New York Times that I share with My friend Elizabeth and the kind of momentum that you see it’s a different year about the minority vote. You cannot win the nomination without the support of minority voters. The latest National poll from Quinnipiac University shows you at 0 % among black voters against the rest of the primary field, another National Poll for Monmouth University shochu at 1 % among black Hispanic and Asian voters.
What’S your plan to build a support, you’ll need any upcoming contest areas that are far more diverse than New Hampshire. Well, that’s baby on me. I need people to get to know me. I’Ve always gotten high support in all my elections with the Hispanic and African-American communities. In my state, that is a start. I have a number of endorsements from Mayors in Minnesota who been campaigning African-American Mayors for me across the country. I’ll, Linda Sanchez congresswoman from California, has endorsed me, but you believe it been campaigning for a year.
Are you running what time with these minority voters know, because my name, identification in States outside of the earliest few state was not that high? Simply because I didn’t have the money of Mike Bloomberg to run more ads during your show than I am I’m being interviewed on your show, I get that. That’S what happens, and so it is on me, as we have all this money now we’re finally able finally to run ads in Nevada to run ads in South Carolina and beyond. That is a big people, don’t know me and that I’m going to emphasize my record of equal opportunity all the work that I’ve done in meeting so many voting rights bills, including automatically registering kids to vote when they turn 18 getting rid of gerrymandering voting for judges.
I have a strong record when it comes to voting rights as well as equal opportunity. I want to talk about your record. I want to talk about something on your record, the chairman of the South Carolina Black Caucus, talk to me about your record as a prosecutor. In Minnesota, new revelation suggesting that a black teen sentenced to life in prison could be innocent. On Tuesday, you told ABC’s the view that new information should be immediately reviewed, but wasn’t it your responsibilities at the time? Is the County’s top prosecutor to make sure authorities had all the information before a teenager was jailed for this? While I wasn’t aware of that information, the new information until this latest in navigation – and it must be reviewed immediately – not just the New Evidence but old evidence as well, but the old evidence.
Again, you were the County’s top prosecutor and 718 to wife and peppermint. If I could the defendant, in this case, there were three defendants charged with killing an 11 year old African American girl who is doing her homework at her kitchen table. All three were convicted during the time that I was attorney. We supervise about 10 to 15,000 cases. A year, but this particular case that verdict was thrown out because of police investigation Miranda issues the next County attorney, I was no longer in the office.
I was a US senator then try that case again: surveillance, Alibi, Witnesses, fingerprints, I feel guilty and protect the innocent. So when I look at something like this, I step back and say all of these cases went anything new comes in the puts into doubt any conviction, no matter when it is, must be reviewed. When I was County attorney, I undertook major review of all of our serious cases involving DNA. This one didn’t, I also pioneered a new way of doing eyewitness identification with the Innocence Project.
I went around the country and debated other DA’s about interrogations, be videotaped because I believe so strongly. They should be videotaped. So when you look at my record, the 12 % decrease in African American incarceration rates. When I was there, you see a number of things where I was focused on protecting the and my response to this case is this: it must be reviewed immediately and brought to court. Okay. Thank you very much for joining us this morning, Senator Klobuchar and Q. The news YouTube channel if you’d like to get more videos, show highlights and watch live event coverage click on the right over here to subscribe to our Channel and don’t forget to download the ABC News app for breaking news alerts.
Martha Raddatz interviews Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., on “This Week.”
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